Dear Brick Township,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

Please provide Disciplinary actions taken, infractions, public complaints and lawsuits relating to Officer Larry Petrola over the last 17 years.

Yours faithfully,

Anon2

Jessica Larney, Brick Township

Good morning,

In reference to your below OPRA request, the Township of Brick is in need of an extension to respond as the Police Department is awaiting additional information.
Therefore, the extension date will be to 05/23/19.

However, our Human Resources Department has confirmed that there are no lawsuits involving Lawrence Petrola.

I will be in touch as soon as I receive the rest of the information.

Sincerely,

Jessica L. Larney, RMC/CMR
Assistant Municipal Clerk
Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics
Brick Township, New Jersey

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Jessica Larney, Brick Township

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In response to your below OPRA request "Please provide Disciplinary actions taken, infractions, public complaints and lawsuits relating to Officer Larry Petrola over the last 17 years":

1. Items #1, 2, & 3 - " Disciplinary actions taken, infractions, public complaints" are denied because they are exempt pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-9 (SEE ATTACHED).
2. Item #4 - " lawsuits relating to Officer Larry Petrola over the last 17 years" - There are no records responsive to this request.

This concludes your request.

Sincerely,

Jessica L. Larney, RMC/CMR
Assistant Municipal Clerk
Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics
Brick Township, New Jersey

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Dear Jessica Larney,

You say no lawsuits against officer Lawrence Petrola, however I found two lawsuits settled by Brick involving him?
Why are you not providing the correct information?

Yours sincerely,

Anon2

Jessica Larney, Brick Township

Based on the information provided by our insurance company, Officer Lawrence Petrola has not been named as a defendant in any lawsuits as an officer for the Township of Brick.
If you have additional information that you believe is relevant and that would assist us in finding what you are looking for (dates, plaintiff, location, etc), please provide that documentation to us and we would be happy to look into this further.

Sincerely,

Jessica L. Larney, RMC/CMR
Assistant Municipal Clerk
Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics
Brick Township, New Jersey

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Dear Jessica Larney,
He was named in a lawsuit that that paid Salim Cofi $275k on July 6, 2012?
This info was provided by you in another Opra request by someone else?

Yours sincerely,

Anon2

Jessica Larney, Brick Township

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As per our conversation:

The OPRA request filed last December 2018 that was responded to in January 2019 was for "all lawsuits" regarding the Township of Brick. Your request was for specifically Larry Petrola.
Initially our insurance company stated that there were none for Office Petrola because he was not named the main defendant in the lawsuit. We have since discovered that the insurance company files the suits by claim number, claimants/plaintiffs last name, and date of incident. The Township of Brick is identified but not the individual employees. Therefore, they had no way to search for co-defendants (like Officer Petrola).
Since our conversation with the insurance company they have been manually going through their files to complete this request.
Attached is the lawsuit and settlement agreement for Estrada. We are still awaiting Cofi and any others they may find and I will be in touch when they do.

If you happen to know the plaintiff/claimants name or date of the incident for any others you may believe exist, that would be extremely helpful.

Sincerely,

Jessica L. Larney, RMC/CMR
Assistant Municipal Clerk
Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics
Brick Township, New Jersey

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Jessica Larney, Brick Township

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Please find attached the "Cofi" Lawsuit.

Sincerely,

Jessica L. Larney, RMC/CMR
Assistant Municipal Clerk
Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics
Brick Township, New Jersey

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